JUN 10th 2016

Video: 'Full Throttle' – Le Mans 1973: Ferrari’s Final Hurrah Falls Short

Forty-three years ago today (June 10), sportscar racing fans witnessed the sight of factory Ferrari prototypes taking part in their final Le Mans 24 Hours. Three of Maranello’s 3-litre 312PBs – effectively Grand Prix cars with all-enveloping bodywork – had been entered for the great race, round eight of that year’s World Sportscar Championship. Having skipped the race in 1972 over reliability fears, this was a chance for the Scuderia, homework completed, to conquer the Circuit de la Sarthe for the first time since 1965.

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